2017 AIGA Design Conference
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Lotería and a Minneapolis mural signify the closing of another great AIGA Design Conference

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The 2017 AIGA Design Conference wrapped up Saturday night in Minneapolis. As usual, the event seemed to fly by, but as a day or two pass, it starts to hit me with how much was witnessed, learned, and enjoyed.

2017 AIGA Design Conference

Adam Turman spent a large amount of time in the back of the exhibit hall doing a custom illustration / mural / artwork highlighting the city that did a fantastic job of hosting.

2017 AIGA Design Conference

A day later – and another reminder that this is a limited-time event.

2017 AIGA Design Conference

A close-up of the final work before it too was removed. In this case, it was cut into 16 different 2′ x 3′ panels and given out randomly to those in attendance. Adam mentioned that part of the design was created with this in mind – hence why so much is going on in the piece – every final panel also had to hold up on it’s own.

2017 AIGA Design Conference

The closing party was held at the WALKER. Immediately upon going in, margaritas and food were handed out – and the entire event was designed to celebrate the Day of the Dead.

2017 AIGA Design Conference

Live music.

2017 AIGA Design Conference

Carlos, Estrada (left) and I (right) congratulating Daniel Cardoza on being named the 2017 Command X winner.

2017 AIGA Design Conference

Mexican Bingo? Lotería? Sure, I’m in!

2017 AIGA Design Conference

Luis Fitch of UNO Branding is running the game, and giving out either their book, or gorgeous 26″ x 37″ posters to the winners. “Lotería! I won!” (poster at top.)

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    Matt Porter said:

    What a wonderful closing to this conference. Doug Grimmett lauded the MLP chapter turn out and met up with a lot of Old Lions. See? AIGA National Conference is NOT just for 25 year olds! Great program and thank you Donovan for your reports. You brought us there!

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    Matt Porter said:

    MPLS Chapter, not MLP chapter. Oops!

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    Matt Porter said:

    Correction: MPLS Chapter, not MLP chapter.

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    Thanks again. The MPLS Chapter was WELL represented. I saw a lot of their members and board members there. They also set up a super nice display in the exhibit hall showcasing the design and designers from the area over the years. It was impressive enough that at first glance I thought it was a history of AIGA – until I saw that it was ONLY a history of AIGA MPLS at the top of each section.